QN ’11 – Opening festivities

Quilt National 2011 - exhibition

Quilt National 2011 opened this past Friday. I am very proud to be a part of this most excellent show, and I was glad I had the opportunity to attend the opening reception and associated activities at the Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Along with 2 of the 3 jurors, an unprecedented 66 of 88 artists traveled to Athens, Ohio, for the opening. It was great to be able to meet so many artists whose work I’ve long admired, and to see others again whom I’d met before. There’s something really invigorating about being in the midst of so many creative minds all at once. I tried to get photos of as many of these artists with their work as I could. (A few of them escaped my efforts.)

If you haven’t already, you should get a copy of this year’s book, available directly from the Dairy Barn. (I know you can get it for less on Amazon, but it’s important to support the organizations who are so instrumental in providing exhibition venues for art quilts.)

Congratulations to all the exhibitors who participated in this exhibition, and especially to the award winners. I would like to extend my grateful thanks and appreciation to Quilt National Director Kathleen Dawson and to all the staff and volunteers at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, for all their incredibly hard work in making this exhibition a fantastic success and for planning the wonderful events for the artists. Thanks also to everyone who enters the show year after year, myself among them, making the exhibition a possibility!

2017-10-15T16:15:54+00:00 May 30th, 2011|Exhibitions|28 Comments

QN ’11

Deidre Adams - Façade VII
Façade VII, acrylic on stitched textile, ©2010 Deidre Adams

Today I’m in Ohio for the opening festivities of Quilt National. Since the exhibition opens tonight, I figure it’s now safe to post a photo of my piece. As I noted here, their rules are very strict about the work being shown anywhere, including on the web, prior to the show. I can’t imagine anything more humiliating than being kicked out of the show, so I didn’t even want to post it here too early – it seems there was a prior incident where someone was removed from the show because someone copied her photo from her own web site and posted it on their own. Anyway, being included in this exhibition is a great honor, and I would not want to take any chances.

Deidre Adams - Façade VII (detail)

Façade VII, detail, ©2010 Deidre Adams

Hope to be back here soon with some photos from the reception.

2017-10-15T16:15:54+00:00 May 27th, 2011|Art, Exhibitions|8 Comments

If it seems too good to be true…

Someone thinks my work is so awesome, it should be included in an exhibit in Beijing? Cool!

Wait – it’s gonna cost me $950 for the publicity? Hmm, then look at this: My work will not be returned; it becomes the property of NY Arts Beijing space in China?

Now, I will be the first to admit that it’s quite possible I just fell off the turnip truck and I’m so desperate for exposure that I might still agree to all of this. However, we now have this thing called the Internet, and we can now do our homework and find out that these people have been scamming artists for a very long time. What’s amazing to me is that not enough artists must do this, and so they just keep on going, under the same names, not even bothering to make an effort to cover their tracks. A 10-second Google search reveals:

Casey Shannon knows about this

Heidi Allen knows about this

Art Bistro forum members know about this

Helen Ansell knows about this

And, my personal favorite:

The Caramel Award

Artists, please be careful; it’s a jungle out there! In the interest of helping anyone out there who might get an email like this and wonder if it’s legit, here’s the entire pitch I received yesterday:

Dear Deidre Adams,

My name is Abraham Lubelski, the publisher of NY Arts Magazine, and owner of The Broadway Gallery NYC and Beijing Arts Space in China. Recently my staff came across your works while researching for upcoming projects, and with their recommendation I would like to invite you to exhibit your works in Beijing, in May – October 31,  2011*. We will hang your work as soon as we receive it.

I am interested in your work “Composition IX” and would like to know more about it. I believe it would be an important addition to our program. By paying close attention to the intuitive works of each artist, we are hoping to construct an exhibitions of works that truly speak to the viewer. The exhibitions also offers an international publicity program for a fee (see details below). This promotion/publicity is a media driven event and offers both emerging and established artists the broadest media coverage possible.

All the best,

Abraham Lubelski
NY Arts Magazine
473 Broadway, 7th floor, NY NY 10013 | 212-274-8993

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Gallery NYC | Art Fairs International | Beijing Arts Space | Art Fairs
Newspaper |Venice Biennial Project | Artist Catalogs | NY Arts Beijing  |
Annual Artists’ Web Directory | Daily Newsletters & Press Releases | Artist
Residency | Artist Consultation |Photos/video of exhibits


Exhibition & Publicity Agreement

Exhibition:    Beijing Collection 2011
Location:      Beijing Artists Space
Dates:          May 3 – October 31, 2011*
      *Your work remains hanging in the gallery for a minimum of 3 months.
We will hang your work as soon as we receive it.
Sponsor: NY Arts Magazine & Art Fairs International
Promotion & Publicity:

***The fee for the publicity program is $950.00

– “Beijing Collection 2011” will be featured among the “Artists of the Month” banner on the homepage of www.nyartsmagazine.com, www.nyartsbeijingcollection.com  and www.nyartsbeijing.com, as well as within postings on these sites.
– Images of the artist’s works will be displayed on www.artfairsinternational.com, www.nyartsmagazine.com, and www.nyartsbeijing.com for the duration of the month.
– Each artist participating in the project will be represented, with an image of his or her work (which may or may not be the work on view in China) on our website, with a hyperlink going directly to the artist’s personal web site.
– A special webpage will be created exclusively for “Beijing Collection 2011” at www.globalartprojects.com, www.nyartsmagazine.com, and www.nyartsbeijing.com. This page will be online for a minimum of one year, with each participating artist’s hyperlink and image.
– Artist to be featured in the print edition, NY Arts Annual Top Websites Directory (Spring 2011 issue) within our magazine:
a) Artist Name
b) Website address
c) One image of the artist’s work (hi res 300 dpi and 4 x 6 inches)
d) Up to 70 words of text that best describes the nature of the work, and their website
– This feature will also be posted online at the NY Arts Annual Top Websites Directory.
– This feature will also be posted on the NY Arts Magazine’s Artist Directory online for one year with a direct hyperlink to the artist’s website. 


– Size: 8.5” X 11”
– Each artist will have one full page in the catalog. The page willinclude  one image and a submitted text on their work.
– Thousands of copies printed for sale & distribution.
– The annual catalog will be a special section of NY Arts Magazine to be published in Fall 2011, and distributed in the United States, Europe, and China.
– The section/catalog, “BEIJING COLLECTION 2011” will feature its own cover inside NY Arts Magazine. As part of NY Arts Magazine, it will be distributed nationally and internationally through our distribution system(available at a variety of locations including galleries, museums and popular bookstores, such as Barnes and Noble), as well as to our subscribers.

*Deadline for submitting all data is one week after finalizing exhibition agreement.

Schedule & Payments:
***Total publicity cost is $950.00 includes the publicity program and printed catalogs

Shipping Work, & Sales:

– Each artist will show one selected work in the group exhibition, “Beijing Collection 2011.” Maximum allotted wall space will be 55” x 30” per artist.
All work must be shipped rolled and cannot be more than 5 pounds total shipping weight. We will stretch and frame work when necessary.
– Each participating artist is responsible for arranging the shipment of work to Beijing. Works are to arrive 7-10 days prior to the first day of the exhibition.
– No work will be returned. All work remains the property of NY Arts Beijing Space in China.

 * NY Arts Beijing Space has the right to lend works from its permanent
collection to any museums, galleries or non-profit arts organization for
exhibition purposes only.
– On the back of each work there must be: Artist’s Name, Title of the Work, Date created, Medium, and Artist’s website address.
-*Your work remains hanging in the gallery for a minimum of 3 months. We will hang your work as soon as we receive it.

2017-10-15T16:15:55+00:00 May 17th, 2011|Art|1 Comment